Verizon Galaxy J3 SM-J320V Android 7.0 Nougat J320VVRU2BQJ1 update [Tutorial]

Finally after a long wait US carrier Verizon has started seeding Android 7.0 Nougat OS update for Galaxy J3 2016 SM-J320V on it’s network. Stock Nougat OTA for Verizon J3 2016 released as build number J320VVRU2BQJ1, being a major update from Marshmallow to Nougat, the update is packed with loads of new features, improvements and goodies of Android Nougat firmware.

According to the change log released by Verizon, official Nougat J320VVRU2BQJ1 update for Galaxy J3 J320V includes, a new battery management feature which helps maximize your battery’s potential with access to medium power saving mode or Maximum power saving mode. The feature is very use it identifies the inactive apps and puts them to sleep for better battery backup, other Nougat features like, split screen, integrated Doze mode also present in the firmware.

The update is Live via OTA bringing August security patch so if your device is not rooted then you are going to receive the OTA notification any time soon else you can follow the Odin or Kies method below. This guide is helpful to all those users who have accidentally bricked their device or return to stock firmware from any custom ROM.

Kies Method: You can also update new firmware using Samsung Kies, here we have posted a guide to update firmware via Kies on Galaxy J3 (2016)

Firmware details:

Device Name: Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016)

Model: SM-J320V

Version: Android 7.0 Nougat

Region: USA (Verizon)

Build Number: NMF26X.J320VVRU2BQJ1

Android Security Patch Level: 01 August 2017

Manually install J320VVRU2BQJ1 stock Nougat on Galaxy J3 2016 SM-J320V via Odin

Disclaimer: Follow the guide on your own risk, the writer would not be responsible if you damage your device during the firmware installation process nor we are forcing you to perform the flashing process. Don’t proceed if you can’t follow the instructions carefully.


Your device should be charged 70% at minimum to avoid shutting down during the process.

Enable USB Debugging. Go to Settings > Developer Options > Enable USB debugging


Process to install J320VVRU2BQJ1 stock Nougat on Galaxy J3 2016 SM-J320V

Download the firmware tar from the link below.

Now turn off your device completely.

Reboot your device into Download Mode, to do so follow this guide

Once in download Mode, follow this guide to update the firmware via Odin.

That’s it! If you have successfully updated your Galaxy J3 2016 SM-J320V on Nougat J320VVRU2BQJ1 firmware, give us your feedback.

Official Nougat J320VVRU2BQJ1 firmware for Galaxy J3 2016 SM-J320V. Download [The file is not available at the moment please try OTA or Kies]

Extract the firmware file in a specific folder on your PC.

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